Current Affairs 2021: Today’s News Headlines: April 10, 2021

Here are Today’s News Headlines by GK Today for April 10, 2021:

India

  • PM Modi holds virtual summit with PM of Netherlands Mark Rutte
  • Defence Minister Rajnath Singh holds talks with Defence Minister Kazakhstan Lieutenant General Nurlan Yermekbayev in New Delhi
  • US Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John Kerry calls on PM Modi in New Delhi
  • US Navy conducts exercise in India’s Exclusive Economic Zone without prior consent; 130 nautical miles west of the Lakshadweep Islands
  • Deposit compensation for 2 Indian fishermen killed off Kerala coast by Italian marines in Feb 2012, SC tells Centre
  • NanoSniffer, world’s first microsensor-based explosive trace detector, launched; developed by NanoSniff Technologies, an IIT Bombay incubated startup

Economy & corporate

  • India’s consumption of petroleum products contracts 9.1% in 2020-21; first since 1998-99
  • Net direct tax mop up exceeds revised estimates by 5% at Rs 9.45 lakh crore in 2020-21
  • India’s foreign exchange reserves decline by $2.415 billion to $576.869 billion in the week ended April 2
  • Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman participates in 103rd meeting Development Committee Meeting of World Bank-IMF

World

  • Covid-19: IMF policy panel endorses $650 billion increase in resources to support for vulnerable countries
  • 1 NASA astronaut, 2 Russian cosmonauts arrive at International Space Station on Soyuz MS-18 spacecraft that had taken off from Baikonur launch facility in Kazakhstan
  • UK’s Prince Philip, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, dies at age of 99

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